First Choice Medical Group
709 S. Harbor City Blvd.,
This medical minute is brought to you by First Choice Medical Group, featuring Dr. Anthony Lombardo, orthopedic surgeon with First Choice.
I'm Dr. Tony Lombardo from First Choice Medical Group. Today's topic is R.I.C.E.: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Why are these important? Because whenever you injure yourself, these are the first things you do. You rest the part that's injured, you ice the problem that's injured, you compress it, and you elevate it above your heart. If these things do not help in relieving your pain and discomfort, then it's time to seek medical treatment, and that outside help may exist at your doctor's, at the emergency room, or an urgent care center. That's the decision you need to make. But first, R.I.C.E.: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.